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How can I mount a screen window to an old porch?

Firstly, this is definitely a related question: How to install window screen without screen track But the window from in that question is a bit different, and I don't quite see how the answer can be ...
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How to remove wooden screen door from the frame to replace screen

I have an old (c. 1950) wooden screen door that I need to remove so that I can replace the screen. I think it's probably made by Pella (The original owner of the house was an executive for Pella) but ...
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How to install window screen without screen track

We had wooden Marvin double hung tilt-pac windows installed but all without screens. However, there aren't any screen tracks. On the exterior trim, there is a groove/corner on three sides that would ...
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How can I clean my screened porch?

First time home-owner in south east Ohio. My home has a North facing porch with wooden floors, and screened windows. The screens face into a very wooded area, and there is a walk-out to a patio ...
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magnetic OR retractable screen for outswing deck door

I'm looking for a screen solution for an out-swing deck door. I'm interested in a magnetic type screen which seems like less of a contraption, but I'd consider a retractable that rolls into a canister....
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Screening in carport

Wanting to screen in existing carport. I went to architecture school, so I have some building knowledge, but no hands on experience other than installing porcelain tiles in a small bathroom once. ...
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Is cutting a DIY spline channel around the openings of our wood screen porch a good plan?

The contractor that built our wood screen porch installed screen with wooden strips and nails. Unfortunately, our indoor cat has figured out that he can rip the screen out from under the wood strips ...
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How to hang mosquito net on the security bars of a window?

We have a long window with security bars, I've set a mosquito nets on the outer side of the bars as you can see in the images bellow. The issue we face is that our cats (who love to spend time there ...
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What type of window screen/frame is this?

I had a 3 season room in the back of my newly purchased home that has these types of screens in them. Unfortunately a lot of them are broken/need replaced but I don't know why type of screen this is (...
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How to install screen door on outside?

I'd like to install a screen door for accessing my deck. Currently I have French doors with one that is stationary and one that opens to the inside. Looking at the existing setup, it appears that ...
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Any reason NOT to use fiberglass when replacing old aluminum screening

I have a screened porch, circa 1950 (on an 1869 house). The metal screening is directly tacked onto built-in frames, and the edges covered with thin molding. It is sagging in places and riddled with ...
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Replacing Window Screens?

Our window screens haven't been replaced in the better part of 2 decades, and I'm interested in replacing them. The previous screens have warped on some windows and it always seemed that really tiny ...
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What screen to use to keep flies and gnats out at night?

Every Summer, I like having the windows open in my house. The problem is that if there is a light on, small flies and gnats always come in through the window screen as they are drawn to the light. I ...
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Fix the torn window screens

I have two windows with torn screens that need to be fixed. I looked up on this forum for similar problems and solutions. I found some but not exactly like mine. Anyway, can someone take a look at ...
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How to Measure Double Handle Push out Windows?

I want to buy some screens but I need them custom made. I need to measure them but not sure how to measure them properly. The screen would look like this http://www.southcoastscreens.com/double-...
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How to repair integrated window screens from a 1930s house?

I'm purchasing a house built in 1937. All the windows and fixtures are original. A fair number of the windows have an integrated screen that pulls down from the top of the window. The tracks are ...
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How to hang a projector screen (cloth) with a few inches away from the wall?

I have some odd fixture/design on the dry wall I want to hang the projector screen against, but if I were to fasten the screen on that wall, the crooked things on the wall will bulge through the ...
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How can remove this window screen to repair it?

My friend's dog tore through the window screen. I can't seem to get the screen off--it has no pullable tabs and no bottom levers to help pull it out. The house seems to be new and I'm hoping that this ...
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What type of screens do I need for this crank case window?

Can someone please advise me on the type of screens and where to buy for this type of crank case window? Here were some options from screenitagain.com (Lowes) Which of these screen frame profiles ...
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Suggestions for closing in a sunroom?

So I have this sunroom off the side of my garage that has a roof and what I think is a metal exterior. 1 wall is to the garage and the other 3 sides have large openings which once housed screens and ...
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What's the best way to keep insects from coming in Jalousie windows?

My house has an attached sunroom with old Jalousie windows. They're great for a breeze, but I'd like to find a way to keep insects from coming through. What are my options (other than replacing them)?...
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string trimmer slits bottom screen door

I live in a condo with a back doorwall, but no patio. The doorwall opens directly onto lawn. In summer, the grounds crew comes through with a weed trimmer and (since no patio) trims right up the to ...
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Which latch would work with this screen door?

I recently bought a used condo, and it has a sliding patio door. The glass door works fine, but I noticed that the screen door is missing a latch. Here is a photo: Considering the holes in the door ...
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How to remove a sliding screen door wheel

I'm trying to remove one of the sliding screen door wheels. It seems to one of those that is U shaped. I've looked at various videos and usually you can use a needle nose pliers and it'll come out. ...
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Remove screen from window

I've got an American Craftsman 70 series double hung window and I'm trying to remove the screen. It is a full screen, and the only mechanisms on the screen are in the corners as shown in the picture ...
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How to attach mounted flat-screen TV to the wall so that it lines up perfectly?

As you can see the TV in the following pictures has been attached to the wall behind it but it does not line up in a straight manner with the furniture below it (the piece of furniture is perfectly ...
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How can I attach Velcro to a fly screen?

I bought some screens and some velcro strips (which came already with adhesive) and set up some fly screens. But after some time the screens started to unglue from the velcro, the adhesive was not ...
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How do I remove/replace these window screens?

Description of window set, in case someone knows them by make: the lower pane is counterbalanced (weight? spring? I don't know) and the upper pane is fixed in place with a screen window underneath it. ...
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Can I use a wood screen door to replace a sliding screen door on a french door

There was originally a sliding screen door but I have not been able to find a replacement that fits or works properly. I would like to use a regular screen door to replace rather than a slider but not ...
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Screen Door Replace

I have a screen door seen below that my cat is now jumping through (not good lol) Can anyone point me in the right direction as to what kind of screen I should get and where? I'm sure something could ...
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Hang 3 flat-screen monitors from a tilted wooden beam

I have an attic with a part where the floor was removed to bring light to the living room. I'd like to have my desk adjacent to that emptyness, but there's no space on the desk to place screens so I'd ...
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How to clean tv plasma screen [closed]

What should I use for cleaning a TV plasma screen? My three-year-old daughter has put her hands many times on the screen and there is a big spot on it. I don't live in America, so maybe I'm not able ...
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Meaning of Screen size in Inch [closed]

What does it mean that my laptop screen size is 15.4 Inch or IPad screen size is 9.7 inch? Is it the width, length, diameter or surface? Is the concept the same for the TVs, Monitors, tablets and ...
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Hidden fasteners for 1/2" spacing between decking boards?

I want to build a screen out of 5/4 x 4 ipe boards with 1/2" spacing, using some sort of hidden fasteners. All the hidden fastener systems that I was able to find so far are designed for decking, and ...
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What type of lattice should I use for a privacy screen?

I'm building a privacy screen for a terrace. I'm using 3/4 mahogany for the frame. I've made grooves (dado cuts?) in which I am going to place the lattice. The depth of the grooves is about a half an ...
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How do I clean ballpoint pen marks from an LED TV screen? [closed]

My kid was playing with a pen and she drew a few lines on the TV screen. I tried to remove it with water just after it happened, but it didn't work. Now the lines have been on the TV for a few days,...
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Is there a better more flexible framing material for screens than aluminum kits?

Our windows are old and do not lend themselves to easy removal of the screens. In fact when I remove a screen I frequently bend it beyond repair. Is there a better more flexible framing material for ...
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What are my options for replacing or upgrading my window screens?

I've just bought a house that has older wooden-framed windows. The windows themselves appear to be fine, but the screens for these windows are simple aluminum frames that use the small spring-loaded ...
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How can I get the pneumatic brace on my screen door to release?

I have a screen door that has a pneumatic brace that keeps the door open. It is currently stuck open and I'm trying to press the release mechanism, but I can't get it to release. Any ideas on how to ...
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What type of material should be used for sole plates on screened in porch?

I'm following along in a guide to installing a screened in porch and the following photo is shown. The instructions are 'Secure sole plates to the patio or porch floor using construction adhesive and ...
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What is the proper and accurate way to measure space for window screens?

One of our metal windows is missing a screen and I'd like to replace it. I don't have other windows of the same size so I can't easily copy the screen dimensions. How should I measure the window ...
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When re-screening window solar screens, how do I avoid warping the frame?

I'm re-screening my solar screens. I have found that a very small one is easy but larger ones present some challenges (not surprisingly). I don't want the screen to be too loose and sag. However, ...
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Are storm windows necessary for homes in mild climates?

I feel silly asking this but I'm curious. =) When are storm windows necessary and under what conditions? I live in California (US) and we hardly ever get snow or freezing temperatures where I'm at. In ...
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What are my options to replace a sliding glass door screen?

I have a sliding glass door off my kitchen which used to have a screen on it (the screen slid on a track just outside of the glass doors). When I moved into my house the screen that was there was a ...
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How can I fix a screen door that sticks?

I have a sliding screen door that leads out to a porch/deck. The door continually sticks and is just doesn't slide open cleanly. Otherwise the screen and everything is fine. Is there something I ...
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How *environmentally* durable are pet-resistant screens?

I've got some damaged wire screens on our porch, and since I have two dogs I've been replacing them with pet-resistant screens made from what appears to be a nylon mesh coated with plastic/rubber. So ...